🔗 My year with Thoreau | Austin Kleon

November 13, 2018 🔗


Austin Kleon:

As a writer, there are two basic instructions I take from the journals:

  1. Take long walks. Get out. Try to arrange your life in a way that you can get out for longer than you even think you can.
  2. Go home and write in your journal about what you saw and heard and felt and thought about. Repeat as necessary. (And when you’ve written enough, go back and pilfer your journals for good material to publish.)

I’ve been tryng to walk more, and the fact I have a dog to walk multiple times a day helps, but as times start to feel more hectic and as the weather gets colder, my walks have been getting shorter and shorter. This was a good reminder to pick it up a little bit.